Horror movies are one of, if not my favourite genre of film to watch. I haven’t been modest about my love for terrifying movies here on my blog, and while I certainly realize they aren’t for everyone, for those of us who are avid fans, you know a horror movie is done right if it stays with you for an extended period of time after seeing it.
There are a handful of scary movies I’ve seen over the years that have been, in a way, traumatic. When I say traumatic, I’m referring to the fact that there was a scene or a character in these particular movies that truly and honestly scared the shit out of me, making it nearly impossible for me to forget what it was that made the movie so disturbing.
I came across an article from bobshideout.com listing some of the most horrifying and seriously appalling flicks to ever bless our screens, and because I wanted to see if I had seen any of the movies listed, I gave it a read. I wanted to share these movies with you to see if anyone out there has seen some of these absolutely chilling creations, as I personally have seen more than I would have thought. Check it out.
Let’s start off with mother! which I have seen:
“Darren Aronofsky is well-known for his surreal and disturbing films, and 2017’s mother! is no different. Him (played by Javier Bardem) is a renowned poet whose deranged fans begin turning up at the secluded rural house he shares with his partner, Veronica (played by Oscar-winner, Jennifer Lawrence). As the film progresses, Him’s fans become more and more violent towards Veronica, resulting in scenes of gratuitous brutality,” the web page says.
Another one I have seen is Veronica:
“One of Netflix’s many superb original creations, Veronica is a Spanish-language horror flick based on the true story of a young girl who suspiciously died after using an Ouija board. While the movie may only be loosely based on the story of Estefanía Gutiérrez Lázaro’s death in 1991, it features a teen who becomes possessed by an evil demon while trying to contact her late father through the mystical board. Critics heaped praise on Veronica, describing it as ‘one of the most terrifying films ever made,’ and numerous viewers claimed they were too spooked to finish it,” says the web page.
Of course Hereditary made the list, another one I’ve seen:
“The first film from director Ari Aster, 2018’s low-budget Hereditary ended up being a huge hit with both critics and movie-goers, who felt it struck the perfect balance between shock-value and psychological thrills. Making almost $80 million, ten times what it cost to make, Hereditary’s expertly crafted drama proves it’s possible to terrify an audience while still remaining a mainstream success, with A.V. Club saying, ‘Aside from being superbly well-made and genuinely scary, Hereditary’s greatest attribute is the performance of its cast, who make you feel every ounce of their characters’ pain,'” bobshideout.com explains.
Have you seen any of these films? Personally, I’d say out of these three, Hereditary is the most disturbing.